how to wear gingham

How to Wear Gingham and Still Look Like an Adult, the Style Panel Edition

Gingham is everywhere this season. You can hardly pass a shop window without seeing it staring back at you. Skirts, dresses, tops and sandals, you name it, it’s out there. But it’s tough to scrub the memories of wearing it as a kid. Sweet little dresses and flouncy shorts were a mainstay of my childhood.

We turned to our Style Panel to take on the task of making girly gingham appropriate for grown ups. The top messages? Bare your shoulders, rock embellished sandals and choose bold accessories to turn up the dial on adult style. See three stylish takes below.

how to wear gingham

Liat Neuman, 39
Toronto | YomanChic

“Gingham is one of my favourite patterns this season. I’ve always been a fan of girly prints and feminine details, so when I saw this mini blue gingham skirt, I knew I had to add it to my wardrobe. For a casual take, wear this skirt with a graphic tee or opt for a fancy blouse for a more playful feel.”

Liat is wearing: Skirt, Topshop; Top, Club Monaco; Shoes, Aldo; Bag, Zara

how to wear gingham

Ana Vicioso, 28
Edmonton | Ana Vicioso

“Gingham isn’t just for picnic blankets or tablecloths. Topshop definitely nailed it with the right amount of frills on this wrap skirt. I wanted a very casual summery look so I paired it with this white cutout-shoulder top. Some other options to try include a colourful top and Converse sneakers, or a band tee and some sling backs.”

Ana is wearing: Top, Zara; Skirt, Topshop; Sunglasses; Ray-Ban; Bag, Versace; Sandals, Steve Madden

Mikayla Kuehn, 20
Toronto | MAK Style

“Have you joined the gingham gang yet? I recently picked up this casual summer dress in the ever-so-trending gingham print. Not photographed are the adorable little bows on the back. I simply paired it with sandals and my glitzy gold watch.”

Mikayla is wearing: Dress, Make Me Chic; Sandals, Sears; Watch, Michael Kors.